More photos to come!
Friday, December 20, 2013
More photos to come!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Capturing a sunset in Santa Fe is hard. The sunset is constantly changing. Between one shot and glancing at the screen, the scene has changed already. It maybe the placement of the clouds, the lighting or the colors. Honestly, the best way to appreciate the sunset in Santa Fe is with a drink in one hand and sitting in a chair. It's no wonder so many artists get inspiration in this landscape. Can't wait for my next visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico!
Monday, December 16, 2013
Chimayo was very quiet, not so many people in the area. But, of the people that we did meet they were very friendly. One man in particular was very....flirty. lol He was a very good salesman. I have to say his chili was pretty good!
If you have time try to make a trip to Chimayo. Buy some chili and visit the chapels!
Saturday, December 14, 2013
This Chapel is special for many reasons. For it's historical significance and for it's healing powers. From this chapel you can take home some dirt that will help to heal people. There is a room lined with crutches that people no longer needed after touching the dirt (which is surprisingly fine and smooth) and saying their prayer. Even if that isn't your thing you should visit this chapel. Just for old it is and the details inside. (Photos are not allowed inside the chapel)
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Everyone has a prayer, wish or whatever you call it, everyone has one. Maybe it's for yourself, maybe it's for a family member, but everyone one of us is hoping that ours is the one answered.
I hope most of these prayers were answered.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Here you can see boards filled with photos of people who had been helped in some way after visiting Chimayo.
Friday, December 6, 2013
My friends were kind enough to take me to a little town called Chimayo. This town sells some amazing chili! I bought some and brought it home with me. I haven't tried making the chili "sauce" (apparently, it is blasphemous to say chili sauce. It looks like a sauce, has the consistency of a sauce, but we must NOT call it a sauce, or forever be labeled a tourist. Thank you Cynthia for saving me from that embarrassment. lol) All I can say is the chili in Santa Fe is delicious and make sure to order Christmas (red and green chili) with every meal you can!
This little town also had a few chapels. It is a very quiet town, but people mainly come here for the chili and maybe for some healing.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
This is my friend Cynthia walking around the gardens.
There were a lot of beautiful flowers like this.
As well as plants that look like sea anenome. At least that is what this reminds me of.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
I didn't have a chance to go inside the museum, but if I had more time I would have visited this museum. I only had time to look around the plaza and have breakfast (which was delicious!), but just from what I saw in the plaza it seems like an interesting museum.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
I stood staring at this door for a couple minutes. I just happened to catch the colors out of the corner of my eye and I had to get a closer look. I'm glad I did!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
With that said I did find some details that I enjoyed at this Cathedral, like the door.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Pueblo Style - Made of adobe and trees.
This is one of the museums near the square. New Mexico Museum of Art
A blend of Adobe, French-Romanesque and Modern Architecture designs.
This cathedral stands out among the adobe buildings. It is large and very close to the square, so it's a little hard to miss.
Friday, November 15, 2013
I love everything about this building. The ivy, the awning, the balcony, the color....
There were quite a few shops to stop. I found a chocolate shop that I was somehow able to tear myself away from without buying any chocolate. I would have bought some, but I wasn't sure how well they would have held up in my suitcase in Japan where it was still quite hot.
A shampoo explosion is bad, but a melted chocolate explosion? I didn't want to try my luck.
I loved the souvenir shops, which yes are a little over priced. But then again that's part of buying souvenirs and it helps the local economy....hopefully, the local economy. No matter what it is a good way to bring home a little of the local products to remind you of your time there.
Can you tell I am a souvenir addict?
If you walk just a few minutes from the center of the town you can find galleries and quiet streets like these. Part of it was that it was the off season, but I can't imagine tourists swarming this area. It felt more like the area the locals would spend their time. Quiet and simply decorated cafes and restaurants. Plenty of apartment buildings and office buildings.